DOH404 Dental Clinical Practice 4 (32)

This subject is a continuation of Dental Clinical Practice 3 and is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to provide complex and comprehensive clinical care. Students will continue to develop the requisite skills in diagnosis, treatment planning and case selection at a general dental practitioner level, as well as develop an appropriate understanding of the referral pathways essential for optimal patient care.


Year-long Period 1 (31)
On Campus
Orange Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: DOH404. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Centre of Rural Dentistry and Oral Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Dental Science course.
Not available to students who have successfully completed DOH403.


( DOH334 or DOH336 ) and ( DOH335 or DOH337 ) and ( DOH343 or DOH346 ) and ( DOH344 or DOH347 ) and DOH345

Subject Relationships

DOH403 Replaced by DOH404.

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate skills and knowledge required for the examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and management of prosthodontic, endodontic, advanced restorative, advanced periodontic and exodontia cases;
  • be able to demonstrate the ability to perform laboratory procedures required at various stages in the fabrication of the prostheses for patient work;
  • be able to demonstrate practice time management skills in the clinical environment and operate ethically and professionally when delivering patient care; and
  • be able to analyse patients' expectations, desires and attitudes when planning and delivering treatment, and propose the least invasive therapy, based on sound evidence-based principles, necessary to gain a successful outcome for the patient.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Periodontics;
  • Complex restorative dentistry;
  • Local anaesthetics;
  • Simple pain relief procedures;
  • Clinical endodontics;
  • Exodontia;
  • Clinical Removable prosthodontics;
  • Applied dental materials;
  • Ethics and professionalism;
  • Infection control;
  • Occupational health and safety;
  • Simple clinical fixed prosthodontics;
  • Introduction to periodontic and surgical procedures;
  • Caries management; and
  • Occlusion.

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 35 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students will be timetabled to attend the Charles Sturt Dental Clinic in either the Orange or Bathurst on a weekly basis and will complete, under supervision, the clinical examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and management of a range of dental cases.

Special Resources

Students attending compulsory workplace learning placements are responsible for all associated travel, accommodation and required resources.

Clinical placement in this subject takes place in the Bathurst or Orange campus dental clinics. Prior to starting placement students will be required to obtain a Senior First Aid Certificate, proof of appropriate immunisation, and National Police and Working with Children checks. Students may be required to travel to the Bathurst Dental Clinics.


The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2022. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.